Sunday, February 26, 2006

Just Like Kristina Groves

While it wasn't a sluggish start, I didn't get out to a Cindy Klassen-like blistering start on this shawl. But I didn't panic at the countdown clock or when others were finishing ahead of me. I kept my composure and gave it all I had at the finish. It is my pleasure to present the Flirty Ruffles Shawl - Olympic Gold winner at these 2006 games.
And while the shawl is in excellent form, I needed the couple of hours sleep that were left before dawn.

There is little time for celebration as my next competition starts now. I have to complete the quint-coloured, fully-stranded fair isle sleeve and assemble the sweater for delivery in two days. Fortunately I am a life-time platinum card-carrying member of Team Caffeine. No worries Fiona!


  1. Excellent job. Congratulations. The shawl is beautiful. Have a good rest.

  2. Your shawl looks great!!

  3. Anonymous3:52 PM

    What a gorgeous shawl!
    Great job ~ you deserve the rest
    liz :-)

  4. Congratulations! It is absolutely to-die-for gorgeous. You deserve a platinum medal. Me....I'm the Jeremy Wotherspoon of the Knitting Olympics. Had high hopes going into the thing but didn't end up on the podium (I got all the knitting done on the sweater but just didn't get the seaming done....sigh).

  5. *whispering as to not disturb your slumber* ... It looks absolutely stunning. Well done, WanniEtta, and congraulations on a gold metal finish. :) I hope you had a nice sleep. :)

  6. Congratulazioni!

    It is really beautiful.

  7. It's just stunning! I can't beleive how quickly the ruffle came together. You're amazing ;0)

  8. Gasp.

    Seriously. Amazing.

    And yeah, Fiona whoever you are- have you ever SEEN her hands move!? Between caffeine and those hands, that sweater will be with you in NO time at all.

  9. Just beautiful! I haven't made a shawl yet, but yours makes me want to try... some day...